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Poll: More Oppose Gay Marriage [Growing Backlash from SCOTUS ruling]
CBSNEWS ^ | Thursday, July 31, 2003

Posted on 07/31/2003 12:13:19 AM PDT by JohnHuang2

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Poll: More Oppose Gay Marriage
NEW YORK, July 30, 2003

Just weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a Texas law banning sodomy, more Americans object to legal marriage for homosexuals than support it.

In the latest CBS News/New York Times poll, 55 percent would oppose a law allowing homosexual couples to marry, giving them the same legal rights as other married couples, while 40 percent would favor such a law.


Republicans hold particularly strong views against gay marriage: 71 percent of them oppose it, and 27 percent favor it. Democrats and Independents are more evenly divided; 45 percent of Democrats support it, as do 45 percent of Independents.

Younger people are much more likely than older Americans to support gay marriage. Sixty-one percent of 18- to 29-year-olds favor it; that drops to just 18 percent among people 65 and older.

Opposition to gay marriage is strong among conservatives (71 percent oppose it), blacks (63 percent) and Protestants (64 percent). Catholics also oppose it, though by a smaller margin than the entire population; 44 percent favor it and 50 percent oppose it.

There are no real differences between men and women on this issue.

This poll was conducted among a nationwide random sample of 3,092 adults interviewed by telephone July 13-27, 2003. The error due to sampling could be plus or minus two percentage points for results based on the entire sample.

For detailed information on how CBS News conducts public opinion surveys, click here.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: backlash; homosexualagenda; polls; prisoners
Thursday, July 31, 2003

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1 posted on 07/31/2003 12:13:20 AM PDT by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Damn, I wonder if I can get that ring back!
2 posted on 07/31/2003 2:08:56 AM PDT by Az Joe
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To: JohnHuang2; MadIvan; TonyInOhio; MeeknMing; itreei; jd792; Molly Pitcher; muggs; Bikers4Bush; ...
3 posted on 07/31/2003 2:13:16 AM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK ("Treason" How can such a small word mean so little to so many ?)
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To: ATOMIC_PUNK; *Homosexual Agenda
barf alert!


Michael Stark, left, and Michael Lashner pop champagne
and kiss after their wedding ceremony yesterday.
Leshner called the ruling, "Day One for millions of gays
and lesbians around the world."

Gay couple married after ruling
(Toronto, Canada)

B.C. court OK's gay marriage -
first gay couple legally married in British Columbia

Gays Flock to Divorce Court

Same-sex unions in 'News' -
Dallas Morning News to publish FREE
same sex unions announcements

The Media's Gay Mafia "Queers" the News

Useful Idiot Caption-A-Rama: Special Gay Pride Edition!

4 posted on 07/31/2003 7:47:23 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (Bu-bye Dixie Chimps! / Coming Soon !: Freeper site on Comcast. Found the URL. Gotta fix it now.)
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To: JohnHuang2
I'm not sure how this would represent a growing backlash. This is down significantly.
5 posted on 07/31/2003 8:53:11 AM PDT by Republican Wildcat (Help us elect Republicans in Kentucky! Click on my name for links to all the 2003 candidates!)
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To: MeeknMing
That is the sickest s--- I've ever seen!

They're filth. They're degenerate filth. There's no other way to put it. To see that going on in a church is an abomination.

I hope a warm spot is reserved in Hell for any minister, reverend, or priest that would perform such a ceremony.

6 posted on 07/31/2003 8:55:49 AM PDT by Im Your Huckleberry
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